Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
Licensed massage therapist Emily Sparks attended Eagle Gate College, where she perfected hands-on techniques such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue bodywork, and opening a pickle jar with one finger. Now in the comfort of her own Spark of Life massage suite, Emily can melt stress with a relaxation massage or apply firmer kneads to relieve muscle aches and spasms.
Tucked within E-Clips Salon & Boutique, Beautiful Transformations lives up to its name by revamping clients’ looks with permanent cosmetics, eyelash extensions, and waxing services for women and men. Permanent-makeup artists can help to define facial features—such as the fading lips and brows—by inking natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. They can also add fluttering, flattering effects to the eyes with individual synthetic-mink lash extensions, which are designed to be applied one by one to the natural lashes.
Release the tension, wipe away the years, find the beauty within and let your stress flow away with the soothing comfort at the Cottage. Cottage Retreat Salon & Spa is the passage to your dreams, where answers come quickly, and the troubles of the day melt away like morning dew.
When clients book a massage with Laretta Tompkins, they can rest assured knowing they're in good hands. Not only is Laretta a licensed massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals organization, she has also taken numerous continuing education courses to expand her knowledge of specific techniques such as trigger point therapy, and earned certification in cupping therapy along the way. Depending on her clients' needs, she coaxes away knots with light Swedish-style techniques or more pressurized strokes??deep tissue sessions are ideal for those with chronic pain, while hot stone massage uses heat to penetrate deeper muscle layers and melt tension until it evaporates in a showy puff of steam.
Elyse Ipsen understands firsthand how natural remedies can aid health. Inspired by her own experiences, Elyse began learning other healthful techniques and methods and became determined to share her passion with others.
Today, Elyse helps clients regain vigor at Wellness Within Me. Her services focus on promoting health by purging the body of toxins and unwanted substances, be it through cleansing colon hydrotherapy or the soothing soak of ionic footbaths. Elyse also hosts classes to encourage positive lifestyle changes, such as eating raw foods instead of dining on processed ingredients or grazing.